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Liturgy and Theology Ecumenical Perspectives - Oct 2018


                              Ecumenical Perspectives

Intersections of worship, theology and unity

Experiencing Eastern Catholic worship

                                                       Saturday 13 October 2018

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

 London, W1K 5BQ

Kings Weigh House, Duke StreetNearest underground stations: Bond Street or Green Park


The Revd. Prof. PAUL AVIS




 10.30                    Arrivals, coffee, tea, biscuits

 11.00                    Welcome by the Chair of the Society for Ecumenical Studies, the Revd Dr Elizabeth Welch

 11.05  Professor Thomas O’Loughlin FRHistS, FSA; President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great          Britain; Director Studia Traditionis Theologiae; Professor of Historical Theology University of Nottingham; author of The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings (T&T Clark 2015).

                    "Intercommunion and intercommunication: conflicting languages in Roman Catholic discourse."


 12.00                     Comfort break

 12.10  The Revd Dr Carolyn (‘Cally’) Hammond, Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; author of The Sound of the Liturgy: How Words Work in Worship (SPCK 2015)    

                     "The Theology in the Liturgy."


13.00                     Lunch break: please bring a packed lunch; coffee and tea provided

13.40  The Revd Professor Paul Avis; Universities of Durham and Exeter; author of The Vocation of Anglicanism (T&T Clark 2016); editor of The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology (OUP 2018); editor of Ecclesiology.

                     "What does the Liturgy tell us about the Church and its Unity?"


14.30                       Panel of speakers.

15.00                       Vespers: Led by Fr Mark Woodruff

16.00                       Divine Liturgy: Led by Fr Mark Woodruff


  Paul Avis Paul Avis was General Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity of the Church of England, 1998–2011, and has been a Chaplain to HM Queen Elizabeth II  and Canon Theologian of Exeter Cathedral. He serves on the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order and has been a member of the international Anglican-Baptist and Anglican-Methodist dialogues. He is currently honorary professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter, and in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham and Editor-in-Chief of Ecclesiology. His books include: God and the Creative Imagination (1999); Anglicanism and the Christian Church (2nd edition 2002); Beyond the Reformation: Authority, Primacy and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition (2006); The Identity of Anglicanism (2008) and The Vocation of Anglicanism (2016). He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology (Oxford University Press, 2018). Paul serves as an honorary assistant priest in the Axminster group of parishes, Diocese of Exeter.

   Thomas O'Loughlin is Professor of Historical Theology in the University of Nottingham, the author of The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understanding (London 2015), The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians (London 2010) and currently President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain. He has written extensively how Christians recycle their history as a way of making sense of their present.

Cost: £15 to SfES members; £20 to non-members


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Event and Annual General Meeting 
from  5.00 – 7.00 pm on the 18th October 2017 
at Westminster Central Hall.

Lecture will be given by the Right Revd Bernard Longley, RC Archbishop of Birmingham, on Commemorating the Reformation 1517 – A challenge and an opportunity for Roman Catholics.